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Alphacool Eiswand 360 Watercooling Kit Review

Today from Alphacool we get the chance to look at a very new product to the market, the Eiswand. This is a standalone watercooling kit with everything you need to get started! This kit is even friendly to those with small factor cases, as the radiator/pump/reservoir are all external and contained in one housing. Enough banter, let’s dig in and take a look at this kit! Read More

Silent Wings 3 Case Fan Review

Today we’re having a look at the be quiet! Silent Wings 3 case fans that came with the recently reviewed Dark Base Pro 900. These fans are available in 120/140mm sizes at two different speeds of 1000 RPM and 1650 RPM as PWM or DC and are available at many retail outlets. With such a variety of PC fans on the market these days a manufacturer really needs something that makes their product stand out. Basic considerations when choosing a case fan are appearance, cost, noise level and performance which depending on your needs will carry different weights in your decision. With that in mind let’s see how the Silent 3 case fans measure up and if they might be a product you would consider. Read More

Toshiba OCZ TR200 480 GB SSD Review

Up today is Toshiba’s OCZ TR200 480 GB SSD, a 2.5″ 3D TLC NAND drive featuring Toshiba’s 64 layer BiCS3 technology. What does all that mean you ask? I’ll touch on this a bit later but for now, it allows Toshiba to produce lower cost, higher density SSDs. Improving the cost/GB and opening the door to the entry-level consumer market by offering an affordable, high-performance alternative to traditional hard disc drives. Read More

Be Quiet! Dark Base 900 Pro Case Review

Be quiet! have introduced a flagship case designed to hold any system, be it air-cooled or water-cooled. The Pro version is the new launch. It has a piece of tempered glass in place of a standard side panel. It also contains LED strips to light up your system. It has highlight stripes in four colors – Black, Silver, Orange, and White. This is a big complex case. Is it all worth it? Let’s dig in and see! Read More

MSI GTX 1070 Ti TITANIUM Video Card Review

Today we get a chance to test the newest addition to MSI’s Pascal lineup, the GTX 1070 Ti Titanium 8G video card. The announcement of a GTX 1070 Ti sparked a lot of discussion on the tech forums. Speculations on performance and price but the big question was WHY? If I had a definitive answer I’d gladly share, but I don’t. What I will share however are some performance figures and overclocking results.

As the name says this is the Titanium version with at familiar silvery finish matching MSI’s Titanium motherboard line nicely. Built on their custom PCB which MSI refers to as the “Gaming” PCB, it has plenty of power to drive it and their TwinFrozr VI cooling solution to tame it. This should give us some overclocking headroom and we’ll see just how much soon enough. Read More

EVGA X299 Micro Motherboard Review

With thanks going to EVGA, I have the X299 Micro motherboard on the test bench today. This is one of the few mATX X299 motherboards available currently. According to EVGA this board will support all Core i9, even the big dog, 18 core/36 thread i9 7980XE. All I can test with currently is the Core i9 7900X so let’s dive in and see how the X299 Micro holds up. Read More

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